Barú Island : Pure Joy
Start packing right now.
Because in the next lines we will allow you to take an unforgettable journey through the charm, beauty and “enjoyment” of Barú.
Barú is perhaps the most important tourist destination of Cartagena, its proximity and ease to reach either by land or by sea, its beautiful white beaches, very white, its blue sea, very blue, surrounded in some spots by enigmatic mangroves, multicolored corals and an average temperature on the island of 30º, make it irresistible for that dreamy and deserved escape to tranquility and total relaxation.
How to get there?
By sea :
You cross all the bay of Cartagena in a boat that leave every day from the Tourist Wharf, with a schedule of with many recurrent schedules at different hours.
You can also ask the boatman to pick you up at one of the beaches in the afternoon.
By land :
If you go by car you get through the Canal del Dique, in a place called Pasacaballos you take the ferry and on the other side you follow the road to the beaches.
Also in several points of Cartagena you can take a bus with very cheap tickets.
The trip takes approximately 35 minutes.
Now close your eyes and get to one of the most visited beaches : Punta Iguana, Playa Blanca, Tranquila Beach, Puerto Naito, Playita de los Muertos, Cholon Beach and Bobo Beach.
Imagine there a chat with natives of the island, who will tell you fantastic stories of pirates and battles waged in the sea that currency, like that occurred in 1708 when the Galleon San Jose was attacked and sunk by English ships, which was lost in the most Deep ocean for more than 300 years and was found just a year ago with all kinds of treasures inside.
Or maybe, they just tell you about the morning fishing and they advise you some kiosk next to the beach where you can eat a red snapper, a sea bass and other sea delicacies so that you can enjoy them fried, grilled or in a ceviche with lots of lemon and with a lot of Caribbean flavor.
“Exploring Barú is to enjoy its people, its history, its beaches, its crystal clear sea with infinite shades of blue, we are waiting or you, are you ready?”